What I Need To Do

by Tom Damphier, Bill Luther

from the album Everywhere We Go and Greatest Hits


Lyrics

I keep telling myself
This is the right thing to do
I was wasting her time
Waiting on dreams that just weren’t coming true
And this old highway seems to understand
Leadin me on to somewhere that no one knows my name
I got the window rolled down
I got the radio up
I’m doin all I can to get my mind off us

What I need to do is turn this car around
Drive as fast as I can ’til I see the lights of our hometown
And run to her, take her in my arms
Make her see how sorry I am
Well that shouldn’t be so hard
But I drive on, and on, and on

Eighty-seven more miles gets me into Baton Rouge
There’s a buddy of mine who says
he might find
Some work that I can do
Or maybe head up north to Knoxville, Tennessee
I know my baby sister has got a couch where I can sleep
Now the sun’s goin down on my broken heart
Lord, I gotta get back before I go too far

What I need to do is turn this car around
Drive as fast as I can til I see the lights of our hometown
And run to her, take her in my arms
Make her see how sorry I am, well that shouldn’t be so hard

But I drive on
Yes I drive on, and on, and on